Mourinho hopes for two summer buys

By Daily Sports on December 30, 2017

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Jose Mourinho has hinted that Manchester United will attempt to sign two midfield players in the summer, as they look to replace Michael Carrick.

Carrick, 36, has played just once this season, after being struck down by a heart scare following United's 4-1 win over Burton Albion in the EFL Cup.

Mourinho believes Carrick is a "phenomenal player", but has outlined his intentions to potentially refresh his midfield with two new additions - one to replace the former England international, and one to further bolster his squad.

"If, next summer, we are going to sign a midfield player, it's to replace Michael Carrick and Michael is a phenomenal player that, this season, he couldn't give us anything at all," Mourinho told United's official website.

"He's in the end of his career so if, next summer, we buy a midfield player, it's not to improve our squad - it's to replace Michael Carrick. So, to improve our squad in the midfield, we would need to buy two."

United spent over £140 million in the summer to sign the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof, but Mourinho insists that he has yet to truly strengthen, merely replacing those who were unable to contribute.

"I have the backing of the club and the first backing of the club I had was a three-year contract where everybody knows the job was not easy," he added. "And we all know that we invest a lot, so when you invest as much as we did, it wouldn't be very fair for me to say the club didn't support, the club didn't want to help. It would be very unfair, which is not me. (Supersports)

•Photo shows Jose Mourinho.


Source Daily Sports

Posted December 30, 2017


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